Bayern boss Hansi Flick praised his side for a giant step towards the quarter-finals after their Champions League win over Lazio.
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick was pleased with his side’s showing in their 4-1 thrashing of Lazio on Tuesday night.
Goals from Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, and Leroy Sane, as well as a Franceso Acerbi own goal, saw the holders continue their winning ways.
With the massive away leg win, Bayern have one foot in the next round as they look to continue the defense of their Champions League crown.
“Everybody met the expectations, we had a very good team performance and everybody applied pressure,” Flick told Sky Sports.
“Everybody had the will to do something special right from the start. The win is well-deserved. I am very happy. We made a giant step towards the quarter-final.”
Having started only one game so far in 2021, Musiala shined for Bayern, scoring their second goal of the game.
With the likes of Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, and Douglas Costa out, it was Musiala who stepped in and stepped up, leaving Flick impressed.
The teenager also became the youngest English player to score in the Champions League and the second-youngest player to score in the knockout stage of the competition.
“He’s very secure on the ball and plays well between the lines,” Flick said after the match.
“He has a good feeling for what spaces he can or should occupy and did a good job today along with the rest of the team.”
“Of course, the goal made us all happy, so we’re very satisfied. A deciding factor for why he played today was that we needed someone like him to keep possession, someone who could try to create overloads between the lines and in the half-spaces, and give passing options. He did that well.”